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bodyguards and disappears into his villa. he is not interested in the city he lives in. that speaks volumes. he just uses his position to defend his own interests. >> berlusconi rejects such talk as propaganda, but he knows he will only keep his legal troubles at bay as long as he is still in the political game, and that is why, once again, he is placing all his bets on this year's elections. ♪ >> istanbul as the only city in the world located on two continents -- europe and asia. that is significant not just from a political point of view, but earthquake researchers also keep an eye on turkey's largest city. i see tectonic plates under is and will start moving, there is a high risk of a severe earthquake, but these warnings are currently being ignored. its symbol is dealing with an increasing number of tourists and rich investors. it is a top location, which means good business for the building sector. them as moving company is doing a raging business. he is in a perfect position to see how his city is changing every day. up to seven days a week, he helps people, rich or poor, move thems
across the country. what is considered the oldest city in the netherlands was built on the banks of a river that was and still is good for trade, but it also makes the town very susceptible to rising water levels brought on by climate change. the people are worried that their levees may soon prove ineffective, and so they've come up with a creative solution. >> the city embraces the rhine, but soon, one arm of the river will flow through an entire section of the city. according to the plan, about half of these houses will give way to water. levies will be moved to create an island. most residents have left. the ones left no their days here are also numbered. >> we are alone here. >> we are the last to leave. there's nothing we can do about it. >> in five years, there will be water here. it will come from the other side of the levy, flow underneath the levee, and back into the main part of the river. >> their family business with nine employees has been here for 20 years. one public authorities first unveiled the plan, they fought against it. >> what you have, you have. it is neve
. scientists say wind could bring fine particulate matter called pm 2.5. officials in the city show particulate higher than average readings. the highest reading was 1 1/2 times above the government standard. >> reporter: officials are stepping up their pollution monitoring efforts. they have set up measurements at ten sites and will post the latest readings to the government's website. officials in fukoga city are going one step farther and will offer pollution forecasts. they already have six measuring pots and they plan to set up three more. the people in charge say they will notify residents by e-mail if it looks like the density of pollutants will exceed national standard. >> translator: forecasting is quite important to limit effects. we can advise residents to wear masks. and take other preventive measures. >> reporter: it's not just people in western japan who are worried. residents in other areas also say they are concerned. computer models suggest china's smog could affect a wide region. this simulation shows how pollutants could spread across japan, as well as the korean peninsula an
-- 28- year-old logger -- blogger from egypt. the city offered him refuge for one year. the idea was to give him some breathing room and time to feel safe again. his first impressions involved pigeons like these. >> it is not like this in egypt. pigeons do not just come and sit on your hand. in egypt, birds are wary of humans. poles are not like the egyptians are. i have never seen anything like this there. >> a polish club is letting him use an apartment in this district in the west of the city. he updates his blog from here. those who can speak arabic and read what he writes soon begin to understand why he faces problems back home. this afternoon, his message is stark -- islam poses a threat to humanity. especially in the west, a fear of islam should be a normal reaction, just like the fear of falling under the wheels of a moving train. >> that is what i think. i am an atheist. in egypt, everything has become worse under the muslim brotherhood. as far as i'm concerned, there is no moderate islam. osama bin laden was the true face of islam. >> surely the situation in egypt must
study. castel gandolfo elong stu vatican city, much like a foreign -- castel gandolfo belongs to vatican city, much like a foreign embassy. benedict will return to vatican city. in the future, he will reside just a few meters away. it is being refurbished in preparation for his arrival. a last kiss for the poope. his decision to resign ahas received extreme action. joining us is our -- has received a mixed reaction. >> joining us is our conflict from -- our contact from rome. is there cause for concern? >> i think there is cause for some concern. that's why he promised in his last address to the cardinals -- he promised reverence and obedience. it's also why he is hiding away behind the walls of vatican city states and not returning to his beloved the very a in southern germany for his retirement -- beloved of area -- beloved bugbear yet -- beloved bavaria in southern germany. the new pope has to be charismatic, forceful, has to put his own stamp very quickly on the papacy. >> who will be in charge of the catholic church until the new pope is elected? >> the cardinal will take care of th
fire storm swept across the german city and killed thousands. >> commemorative events were held for the victims today while elsewhere in the city, police were deployed to prevent clashes between yanase groups and anti- fascist activists. and at a memorial ceremony for dress dinners -- >> a memorial ceremony for dresdeners and many more. at the ceremony, we are thinking of those who needlessly perished in the second world war, a war that was started by germany. >> on february 13, 1945, britain's royal air force targeted dresden. with help from american bombers, the devastated the city, killing 25,000 people in just hours. much of the downtown area was destroyed along with industrial and military infrastructure. bombs were dropped indiscriminately and nearly everywhere to inflict maximum damage. copper bombing, a horrendous tactic now prohibited by the geneva convention. at a demonstration in the city center, thousands warned against forgetting about germany's nazi past which provoked the horrors of dresden, so the locals by locking arms to keep neo-nazis out of the memorial servi
widespread destruction in what was one of the deadliest attacks in the city in several months. >> moments after the blast, the military headquarters in the city came under mortar attacks. the government is blaming terrorists. >> syrian state tv broadcast images of the attack. the car bomb hit a security checkpoint near the headquarters of the ruling party and the russian embassy. opposition activists say most of the victims were civilians, though that cannot be confirmed. the blast damaged a number of cars and buildings in the surrounding area. >> this is terrorism. this is a crime. >> a huge cloud of smoke rose above the city center. shortly after that bombing, there were reports of at least two other explosions in the syrian capital. state media have described the attacks as the work of terrorists. the syrian opposition abroad like here in cairo believes the regime of the president has long been on the back foot. they are opposed to his latest offer of talks. >> it means nothing as long as our cities and people are being bombed and the regime continues to kill, imprisoned, and torture s
kerry returned to the city he once called home. the first stop on the visit was for a chat with young berliners. discussions of a different kind with the chancellor. high on their agenda -- foreign policy and the economy, but first these comments on the relationship with the u.s. >> i record a great deal of importance to transatlantic ties. we do not just have common values. we also face common tasks. >> a number of these challenges were discussed at an earlier meeting with kerry's german counterpart. first and foremost, the plans for a new free trade deal between the u.s. and europe. >> germany is our largest trade partner in europe, and we want to see even more trade and investment that will create jobs -- jobs for -- jobs for germans, for americans, for all europeans. >> negotiations are set to begin within months, and i of the two sides managed to overcome their differences, could be completed within two years. >> for more on this visit now, we can bring in our political correspondent, who is standing by at our parliamentary studios. afghanistan, syria, a possible u.s./e you free
: thousands of people have staged protests in several cities in pakistan. they are demanding military action following the sectarian killings of shias. >> our request is that we want the army -- the army should come here and target operations should be started. >> reporter: the weekend bombing killed 85 people and wounded around 170 others near a market in quetta. home to many shias. a sunni militant group has claimed responsibility. they regard shiites as pagan. the same city was hit by another attack on january 10th which killed about 100 people. the same group claimed responsibility for this attack targeting shias. a local human rights group says more than 400 people were killed in sunni terrorist attacks last year, the highest number of fatalities on record. violence against shia muslims does not account for all of the recent acts of terrorism in pakistan. terrorists attacks are also carried out by separatist groups and the pakistani taliban. the largest extremist group in the country. the pakistani estimate that 40,000 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country in the p
ship that orbits the earth. it also depicts a unified korean peninsula and u.s. cities engulfed in flames. they believe the launch served as a test for a long-ranged ballistic missile. north korean authorities say they plan to develop and launch much larger rockets up to galaxy nine. >>> chinese maritime surveillance crews started off the week doing something they've done many times before, they navigated into japanese waters near the disputed islands in the east china sea. japan controls the senkaku islands but china and taiwan claim them. japan coast guard personnel say the two surveillance ships entered japanese waters on monday. it's the fifth time this year. the ships kept sailing in the waters despite warnings from coast guard officers. japanese foreign ministry officials launched a protest through china's embassy in tokyo. maritime authorities have increased their presence in the area since japanese leaders nationalized the islands last september. officials in beijing said last month they will conduct regular patrols around the islands. >>> prime minister shinzo abe will
in his hometown of ewacky city in fukushima prefecture, he worked hard to revive the farming community. the 2011, left his home badly damaged. fares worse was the melt down at the nearby nuclear plant. radiation spread and farmer also to stop growing rice. down at the nearby nuclear plant. radiation spread and farmer also to stop growing rice. i didn't know what to live for anymore. he wanted to keep farming but didn't know how. then he found out about opportunities in townsville, ewacky's sister city. land for rent. land that might grow rice. >> translator: there are many farmers who lost their land and can grow rice. the climate is warm here so you can grow rice year round. >> reporter: his major challenge was growing rice the japanese watch one day, he saw something u.n. expected in his paddy. >> translator: interestingly enough, the ecosystem here creates conditions exactly like those found in japan's rice paddies, beetles, dragon flies and snails eat the algae. and fire flies begin living in the paddy. i was so surprised to discover these. >> reporter: townsville was warm year rou
launderring in the vatican city. he accused his butler of stealing and leaking documents that pointed to corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. pope benedict is the first to quit in nearly 600 years. senior members of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave, the meeting they hold to choose a successor. leaders around the world are reacting to the resignation. she had the highest respect for the pope's decision. >> translator: pope benedict xvi is and will continue to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the age. >> u.s. president barack obama extended thanks and prayers to the pope. obama said he appreciated their work together over the last four years and hoped a successor will be chosen smoothly. the president said he has warm memories of meeting the pontiff in 2009. it drew attention because of the men's differing views on abortion rights. obama told the pope he would do everything he could to reduce the number of a borgsz in the united states. shin pom praised the pope on issues such as pove
society" were written in the senders a column on the pack. an the parcel was sent from nagano city in central japan and contain nod letter. in the 2011 tsunami, i shall know mackey city suffered a lot of damage to the fishing port and surrounding cities, the case were destroyed. the port at i shall know mackey city has been reduced to half of that before the disaster. >> translator: i was very surprise ted gift and pleased to receive such support. >> they still have a long way to go in the restoration pro process. they will exchange the gold fwhoors money and use it for the restoration of the fisheries. bs for money and use it for the restoration of the fisheries. >>> severe weather is rolling across the u.s. robert speta has the weather there and across the world. >> all this rough weather flaring up. tornado warnings issued, another threat is some large hail in the portions of georgia, alabama and then over toward the carolinas, very well could see hail about the diameter of two centimeters some, definitely don't want to be caught outside as this storm system continues to spin up
was shot in a city in northeast china. people can be seen strolling and going about their business across the border in north korea. the close proximity of the two countries raises concerns in china that its neighbor's nuclear program could undermine security. xi jinping has opposed the nuclear tests. he discussed peace and security on the korean peninsula with a special envoy from south korea. he said china continues to maintain that eliminating nuclear arms and prevents perforations of mass weapons. >> translator: china should be tougher on north korea. nuclear weapons are deadly. i think we should solve this problem by imposing diplomatic sanctions. >> translator: china is too lenient on north korea. our national security and interests are at stake. we should stand more firmly against the north koreans. >> reporter: but many of china's newspapers took relatively cautious positions on the issue. one called for tightening sanctions against the north. china has not shared close ties with its neighbor, but now that china has achieved the world's second largest gdp, it's got priorities to m
cities in china last month despite the efforts to reign in speculative activity. officials will expand a pilot property tax program and other measures to curb the price hike. new housing prices rose in january in 53 cities. prices soared 2% or more in the industrial hubs of schennzhen. they went up 1.6% in beijing and 1.1% in wuhan. officials say they will expand taxation on real estate from shanghai to other cities. they say the measure is it to prevent public criticism linked to unaffordable property prices. they also plan to define maximum limits for price fluctuations in beijing and other big cities. >>> authorities in china and japan have been at odds for months over a territorial dispute. but another crisis is prompting them to work together. record levels of air pollution in china have been traveling east spreading fine particles over western japan. officials from both sides have met in beijing to discuss a common response to the issue. a working level meeting took place on friday, following a request from japanese authorities. chinese officials said they introduced emission sta
are investigating a deadly workplace shooting. it happened at a wood processing company near the city of lucerne. at least three people were killed and several others are wounded. the incident occurred 9:00 wednesday morning. police say the shooter and two employees died. local media say seven people were injured, four of them seriously. investigators are trying to identify the shooter. they say it was a man. a local newspaper says company managers were believed to be planning job cuts. >>> officials with japan's environment ministry are trying to protect people from pollution blowing into china. they have set new guidelines on how and when to issue warnings. people in a number of chinese cities are dealing with smog for weeks. factories and cars are belting out a new pollutant, pn 25. it can cause bronchitis and asthma. warnings will be issued when pm 2.5 could reach 70 micrograms per cubic meter of air. when that happens, the officials say they will tell people to stay indoors and shut their windows. they say children, the elderly, and people with asthma should be especially cautious at any ti
the facility. >>> french troops have managed to re- establish control over cities in mali. the international community is eyeing the next step. diplomatic sources say a peace keeping mission could be sent in to help main stain stability. they are still fighting islamic insurgent. they have taken back several key cities, including timbuktu. chad and niger have contributed troops. a peacekeeping force in mali from the u.s. has been proposed. the objective to would be to help stabilize forces after the end of the operation. sources say neighboring countries are expected to play a major role in the operation. >> south korea leaders say they are ready to conduct an underground nuclear test at any time. crews have installed a remote detonator and equipment that will be used to measure radiation. north korean leaders said last month it will conduct their third nuclear test, but didn't say when. government sources say the crews brought a vehicle to the test site in the northeast that will remotely control the detonator. a monitoring device installed will be used to detect any nuclear radioactive mat
are demanding his overthrow after the demonstrations in several cities in recent days turn violent and dozens were killed. >> earlier in the day, there were scuffles in the center of tahrir square, the focal point of the revolution that overthrew president hosni mubarak two years ago. protests marking the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled mubarak have killed nearly 60 people since january 25, prompting the head of the army to warned this week that the state was on the verge of collapse. our correspondent is in cairo for us. we are hearing about water cannon shots being fired. how serious is the tension there at the moment? >> it basically escalated in the last hours. we have peaceful demonstrations at tahrri square and at the presidential palace, but demonstrators tried to break through the barriers at the international palace. police acted with tear gas, then the demonstrators threw molotov cocktails. we have the same blame game going on. the presidency says that the parties who organized the protest are responsible for today's violence while one of the opposition leaders said
with the islamists." protesters took to the streets in tunis and other cities demanding that the government resign. there has been turmoil on the streets since the killing of secular leader chokri belaid. police used tear gas on protesters when they came close to the ministry. protesters say the ruling party is behind the assassination of the political leader, gunned down outside his home on wednesday. a senior official said it had not consulted with his party. before the opposition, it was not enough. a spokesman from the popular front party said the government had to go. >> everybody agrees the government has failed. it no longer has a role to play. we demand its resignation and the creation of a new government that will guide the country through a transitional period. >> friday will see belaid's funeral as well as a general strike called by the country's main trade union. >> what can be done to ease the tensions in tunisia? for more, let's go to our correspondent in tunis. first off, no signs of compromise right now. what happens? >> they have been meeting today, and we are still waiting for a
were boarded up. the general strike has brought the city to a standstill. >> for more on this, we are joined now live by our correspondent who is standing by in tunis. the clashes we have been seeing look especially fierce. what is the situation right now? >> clashes erupted earlier this afternoon. the situation is anxious. the situation is still unclear. it is not clear how it will evolve on the political end either. at the moment, tunisia is really not knowing what will happen in the next few days. >> what do you think? how is the crisis likely to play out given the tensions between ultra-conservative moslem groups on the one hand and secularists on the other in tunisia? >> it seems it might actually lead to not a second revolution, but it might lead to a reconstruction of the political landscape in tunisia, especially as democratic forces have been divided for the last couple of years are finally working together. there's a chance that the democratic process might find a good way to come together. >> thanks so very much. as tunisian deals with the fallout of that assassination,
threat. this model show took place in the southern city of karachi last month. most exhibitors were the familiar names from japan. but this year, for the first time, they shared the space with rivals from china. china's leading automaker, first automobile works, had the largest booth. pakistani consumers could see its sport utility vehicles and other automobiles. >> translator: this model is better than existing cars. it's low priced, too. >> reporter: prices for japanese cars have been rising sharply in recent years because of unfavorable exchange rates. first automobile works believes it has a chance to make inroads into pakistan. and its main weapon is price. >> we are planning to offer low price for pakistani and china and pakistani has a very good friendship. so my company wants to take more vehicles come to pakistan. >> reporter: trucks are some of first automobile works' best sellers in pakistan. low prices are helping them grab market share from japanese firms. the chinese company employs pakistanis who used to work for japanese automakers. it wants to use their know-how to
runs the city with while customs and dance, and when it comes to conable, no dance is more important, of course, than the sum up. >> they are the best samba dancers in brazil, and this is where they come to do battle every year. television soaps it seemed -- are the theme. the floats are adorned with characters from the most popular shows of recent years. >> it was a great feeling, a really great feeling. god willing, we will win. >> competition is tough. 12 top schools are competing to be named the best. the dancers practice for years for their moment in front of 80,000 spectators. but even though the carnival season is drawing to a close, the competition is not quite over yet. a jury will pick the six best schools who will dance in the victory parade at the weekend. >> a russian cargo rocket has docked at the international space station in record time. new digital steering technology enabled the unpiling craft to complete the journey from earth in just six hours. >> it is to take two days -- imagine that. the vessel was carrying almost 3 tons of supplies including fuel, scientific
is turning fields into cities disrupting the natural flow of water. and there's rising concern that could dampen economic growth in the future. nhk world has more. >> translator: after widespread floods in the capital. more than 40 residents died and another 45,000 were forced into temporary shelters. the city center was submerged under water as deep as one meter. cars and buses were stranded. some businesses and factories were forced to close. for many foreign companies operating in jakarta, it was the case of deja vu. they suffered similar damage during the 2007 rainey season. since then, many foreign foundries have implemented anti-flood measures. this company changed its entrance to 46 inch meters aboveground level. >> translator: we suffered damage from flooding twice in the past. we took a lesson from those experiences. and decided to take counter measures on our own. our building has a system to drain water as well as a pumping device to discharge water when it starts coming in. >> translator: this is transforming the landscape around jakarta. rice parties and ponds that used to he
are now rediscovering their identity. >> home to a population of more than 1 million, the city is situated on the turkey -- turkish/i iraqi border. it is the unofficial capital of turkey. but it was not always. between the many minuets that make up the skyline are a few church towers. 100 years ago, it was mainly inhabited by armenians. these days, most of the church as they build are mere ruins. for this insurance salesman, these ruins are symbolic. as far as the authorities are concerned, he is turkish, and yet, he identifies as armenian. he is a descendant of survivors of the armenian massacre almost 100 years ago. >> how does a rundown, desecrated place such as this one makes you feel? >> to me, it represents a great tragedy. back then, people were told that they were being deported. but on the way, most of them were murdered. it was genocide, no question. members of my own family were among the victims. >> early in the first world war, around 1 million armenians were persecuted and killed by ottoman forces. public discussion of this chapter in history was taboo in turkey for decades.
on the drawing board for more than a decade. it would start by separating the waste into citiness. the citiness 1.1 centimeters high and 3 inches in diameter will be encased in concrete. the. they will be matt. he's the size of about 200 soccer stadiums. the problem is where to bury it. local authorities would have to give their permission. efforts to find a site began in the year 2000. the government had hoped stronger incentive. it is referred. up to 2 billion yen in south-southeast, too many every 11 years, after launching the bid lg protsz -- process. it's asymmetry in many other parts of the world. only two have decided where to build long-term disposal site. finland and sweden. the united states has the largest number of reactors. so. but it won't be implemented 45 years from now. finding a place to safely store nuclear waste was never going to be easy. the accident at fukushima has made it that much harder. this issue goes we i don't understand japan should. this country and others withie norm under the circumstances will have to deal with many amounts of waste and will have to in years to
soaring in the skies above this ancient city by the nile ended in disaster for one group. their balloon plunged into a field. egyptian government officials say 18 aboard died and three others were hurt. a witness told nhk he saw the pilot had a passenger jump out after the basket caught fire. he said the balloon rose high er and was soon engulfed in flames and then crashed in a sugarcane field. associated press reports there was an explosion saying it plunged 300 meters from the sky. state-run media say casualties included people from hong kong, belgium, britain and france. four japanese names were on the passenger list. the operator of the about a lba two accidents in the past two years. >> accident in the morning about 6:30. this company i call rubbish company and i tell the people this way. >> why is that? >> he have two fires before. >> hot air ballooning is popular with tourists who visit luxor. the ancient city has various attractions. one of them is the tombs of the valley of the kings. following the accident, the province of luxor ordered all hot air balloon companies to suspend
the country. supporters flooded the streets of tunis and other cities. there are reports of barricades being erected in clashes with police. >> news of the assassination sparked protests in several tunisian cities. in the capital, thousands of angry protesters followed the ambulance carrying belaid's body. many blame the islamists, an accusation the party denies. >> people know that the criminals are directly linked to the head of the party. >> all these islamist organizations have a reputation of terrorist groups. history is a witness. it is not possible to discuss, negotiate, or agree with terrorists. the government has no other choice but to resign. otherwise, the tunisian people will topple them. they must step down. >> belaid was gunned down outside his home on wednesday. he headed the secular left- leaning patriots party. his allies said the killing was calculated to cause civil unrest. >> these people want to turn tunisian into another somalia. they want to see a spiral of violence in our country. we will not fall for that. chokri will not be the last march. >> in a speech to the euro
centimeters of snowfall. wind gusts up to 120 kilometers per hour forecast. even the major cities such as new york city could see 25 centimeters of snowfall. blizzard watches and warnings are posted widely across the region including boston. in boston we are talking about in addition to all of that, coastal flooding due to the high tide. temperaturewise, 1 for boston for the high. new york at 4. that will be dropping from the system both combining and making it possibly a top ten snowfall event. here's your extended forecast. >>> one more story before we leave you. runners from around the world competed to see who is the fastest to climb to the top of the empire state building in new york. [ horn ] the participants dashed from the lobby and climbed more than 1500 steps to finish at the observation deck on the 86th floor. some gave up running halfway and walked up step by step, holding onto the railing. australian mark born won the men's division with a time of 10:12. >> it's always tough to go up something like that. yeah. good satisfaction of competing it is enough. to win it makes it even b
presence with soldiers patrolling all over the city. mark has been a judge in major terrorism trials in paris over the last 13 years. he is one of the top experts on islamists cells, and he is under 24-hour police protection. >> most boys who are only just getting interested in jihad are not actually in danger. as long as they have not had any training at a terrorist camp or have not fought, you can still get them under control. we monitor them, put them under surveillance. i've got several such cases at the moment. they are treated like terrorists under the law in order to prevent them from becoming terrorists. >> last september, authorities took a number of people into preventive custody, but the judge knows that claiming only bearded men in white robes are dangerous is a long of dated cliche. in his book, he refutes the widely held prejudices and explains how the new fighters are now recruited via the internet and social networking. dam it dangerous terrorists are becoming younger and younger. they come from various social backgrounds -- poor backgrounds or criminals but not exclu
will provide more specific data later. i would like to address people living in our city to ask him to remain -- aks them t -- ask them to remain calm. >> recovery crews are assessing the full scale of the damage, and scientists are hunting for degree to discover more about the media or that exploded in the sky. >> as we mentioned, there is a much bigger piece of space rock headed for the earth right this minute, but this one is all but certain to miss. >> we certainly hope so. still, it is being called the closest flyby of an asteroid this size ever recorded. it will zoom past our planet at a distance of about 27,000 kilometers, closer than many communications satellites. if the 45-meter rocket hit the earth, it could wipe out entire city. earlier, we spoke to a representative from the institut for physics, and we asked if there could be any scientific connection whatsoever between today's brushes with the universe. >> no, there is no connection between these events. the two celestial bodies have a completely different orbit, so there cannot be a physical connection. >> do we know what happe
-year-old law graduate and model was cremated and laid to rest in the coastal city where she grew up. after the private ceremony, friends and members of her family expressed their grief. >> i want to say very much there is a space missing inside all of the people that she knew that cannot be filled again. we are going to keep all the positive things that we remember and know about my sister, and we will try and continue with the things that she tried to make better. we will miss her. >> earlier, oscar pistorius was escorted to the courthouse. his lawyers say the death was accidental. prosecutors say he put on his prosthetic leg and shop reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door. >> our concern is that fame seems to be dictating how things should go. >> the case is not expected to go to trial for months. >> earlier, we talked to journalists -- a journalist who was in the courtroom. he told us how the case is being received. >> as it is internationally, we have the sitting cabinet minister in court today appearing at the hearing. it has been one of the biggest media events south africa
. down t you don't have to transport the food from the city. right now, we import food from thousands of miles away. >> reporter: the vertical farm is attracting attention from other nations that, like singapore, are strucking ingst feed their growing populations. it is an innovation that seems likely to take road. yuko fine nah tacky, nhk world, singapore. >> and that wraps up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> an activist in hopping congress could face jail time and a fine for sailing to a group of disputed islands in the east china sea. japan are ounce the senkaku islands, china and taiwan claim them. a senior member of a group owns a fishing boat that took them there. government officals banned the boat was banned from sailing outside hong kong territorial waters. the vessel had been used for political activities before, despite its registration as a fishing ship. a court indicted the owner for violating the order. he must appear on march 14th. if convicted, he could face a sentence of two years in prison and a fine of $32,000. local media say the indictment is
city to nago city. >>> the japanese government has been struggling to designate final disposal sites for radioactive waste generated by the fukushima nuclear accident. local residents are opposed to burying radioactive materials on their territory. now they are he will think the way they collect the storage sites. the environmental agency wants to ask each prefecture to dispose of contaminated mud and ash to the incinerators. it hopes to build five sites. two state-owned forests are possible sites. but opposition from the host municipalities blocked both projects. senior environmental minister says officials will include the opinions of local leaders in the decision making process. >> translator: i must admit there was a lack of communication between the central and local governments on the choice of disposal sites. >> reporter: they will seek advice from experts and they want to conduct drilling surveys to narrow down the choice of final disposal sites. >>> aim images on very large screens should be getting sharper soon. there is ultra high definition images on screens of over 160 i
. the city will make testing faster but also said that limits were increasingly seeing that it might be a case of europe-wide fraud, so it might soon not be a question of food safety but on how to tackle criminality. >> the question does remain -- how could it be on the most basic level that we do have one species ending up in a food product packaged as another? >> well, this is the big question that europe or the european police agency has now been tasked with finding out. there certainly are facts that one should know. the european food market is highly competitive. all the products that were affected by this horse meat mixup -- typically no-frills brands. there is intense price pressure, and there are very long supply chains with potentially transparency getting lost every bit of the way. beat became safer, the food chain became more transparent, but now, we are faced with something altogether that supposedly very safe meat is being replaced with a very different type of meat. many questions remain unanswered. the european union will have another round of discussions on how to tac
decades. >> it was part of a week long funeral that started with a plan lavished procession to the city of phnom penh. he died of a heart attack in october at the age of 89. his body had been lying in the royal palace since then. >> and artillery salute in honor of the deceased monarch as norodom sihanouk's body was given an elaborate funeral rites. mourners paid their final respects until late into the night. hundreds of thousands came to catch one last glimpse of the leaking. his body had been lying in state in the royal palace for three months. he was known as the king a father of the nation. >> leaking it meant so much to as. when i think he is no longer with us, all i want to do is cry. -- the king it meant so much to us. >> he fought for us. he won us independence from france. he united the country. >> abroad, he was not quite so uncontroversial. critics say is political wheeling and dealing helped bring about the killing fields revolution of the 1970's. most have forgiven him his mistakes. some of his ashes will be kept in and are not in the royal palace and the rest will be scat
their remaining strongholds. they have already taken back the major cities in the north. for the people of timbuktu, the french are viewed as heroes. >> today, i can do my job as i want to. if i have a customer, i can touch his beard, to a modern hair cut, i can do as i like. the i am free, and i can also earn more. and i started listening to music again. >> tuesday's meeting marks a first step toward outlining a future course for mali, but delegates realize they face a huge challenge. >> mali has called on the international community to support its efforts. is there a sense everyone is on the same page and pulling together? we put that question to our brussels correspondent. >> there's a very big sense of unity here in brussels where delegates mets from around the world to discuss the malian situation, and the general message from all the various representatives was that a combination of military and political efforts is needed to restore stability in mali. on the military level, the goal is to get african soldiers to take over from the french troops. that has to be accompanied by some
in and around the boston area. that will be absolutely crippling. actually, into new york city, the mayor has asked people to stay indoors. just call in if you plan on having to go out here to work. all the schools have been closed in and across this area. if you have any flights in and out of the northeast, really, you're going to have to wait on it until at least sunday by the time the conditions start clearing up here. that's the good news. the storm system is rapidly going to move off here into saturday evening. friday into saturday in boston, you're still going to see the blizzard conditions. it is by the evening hours. then it really will start to affect the canadian maritime with the hurricane-force winds which could even bring storm surge off to that area and accompanied by what these high winds and heavy snowfall. let's take a look at japan here. we have a storm system here as well which is continuing to spin across hokkaido bringing blizzard conditions. we're talking about the high winds in the united states. we're seeing it here as well. winds already reported up to 108 kilometers
as new york city from wednesday night into your thursday. there's still leftover snow showers on roads due to last week's snowstorm. traveling is going to be more dangerous. meanwhile, drenching rain will persist in the florida peninsula into your saturday at least and up towards the north. an area of blowing snow is reaching the great lakes region. within the next 24 hours up to 20 centimeter is likely in the next 24 hours. and an area of snow is also toward the viechth the central rockies. out toward the west and the next system is moving into the west coast of british columbia, bringing heavy rain for the coastal areas, including vancouver. tefrpz are not too bad in vancouver at 7 degrees on thursday. meanwhile, about five degrees colder than average in winnipeg at minus 13 degrees and 3 for toronto and down toward the south, very hot in miami at 27 degrees. all right. finally, in europe a thick cloud mass is drifting over the british isles. underneath it heavy rain, heavy snow, and extremely strong winds. winds over 70 kilometers per hour have been reported with much higher gusts.
peacefully. >>> a special group of young musicians from afghanistan is taking to the stage in new york city on their landmark american tour. the performance is a milestone on the long journey of recovery for afghan music which was banned by the former taliban regime as unislamic. ♪ >> students from the afghanistan national institute of music performed traditional afghan tunes. in new york's prestigious carnegie hall on tuesday. the school was established in 2010 under the afghan administration of education with hefty financial support from abroad. half the school's 140 students are orphans or street children. one-third of them are girls. musicians ranging in age from 10 to 22 also enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform alongside a local american high school orchestra. >> because they're in afghanistan, no girls play music and i'm happy, i'm lucky. >> translator: my goal is that one day i'll be a good musician, a good music player. then i can show other people around the world that afghans are good at playing music. ♪ >> the orchestra's tour schedule also includes performances in boston
air station within the prefecture to a less populated area in the city of nago. >>> u.s. researchers say authorities in north korea may be ready to conduct another underground nuclear test. they have detected more activity at a facility in the country's northeast. a team from johns hopkins university released a report showing the latest satellite photos. one of the pictures was taken on february 13th, a day after the test. the other was taken two days after that. the researchers say the first photo shows no movement around the site. they speculate that personnel stayed away until they could confirm radiation levels were safe. the second picture shows an entrance to a tunnel covered with nets along with some people and vehicles. the researchers believe workers were removing data and equipment from the site and they say they noticed a new road near another tunnel. >>> authorities in pyongyang have given a hero's welcome to those who carried out the test. officials from the ruling workers party invited engineers to the capital. state-run television show "the big welcome." afternoon they
the southern chinese city of shenzhen. police arrested three people, a singaporean, a man from hong kong and an australian. they came to collect the shipment from a storage facility in western sydney. a police spokesperson says the drug syndicate based in southeastern china may have been involved in the case. investigators are talking with authorities in china and say further arrests may follow in australia and abroad. >>> they're one of the world's most persecuted minorities. rohingya muslims from western myanmar have been denied citizenship by the government and face sectarian violence that broke out last year. increasing numbers of them choose to flee by sea in rickety boats, but those who survive the dangerous voyage face another danger, ruthless human smugglers from southern thailand. >> reporter: the tide of rohingya refugees going to cross the sea is coming faster. they have reached here in just six months. these rohingyas were found at an isolated plantation in southern thailand. human smugglers con fined scores them for six weeks. >> translator: they hit us with wood, punched an
japanese nationals who live in chinese cities, so they're sending a doctor to tell them how to protect themselves. the pollution has been hovering over eastern and inland areas since the beginning of last month. officials say they've seen a sharp rise in levels of airborne particles known as pm 2.5. some of those particles come from vehicle exhaust gases. the prime minister says his staff is collecting information to help protect japanese residents. a medical officer from the japanese embassy will offer advice this month in the cities of tan jain and ginhai. >>> radiation from fukushima force the many people to leave their homes and it's still too high for them to return. somei someie evacuvacis are so fed up. their demanding officials bring radiation down to the level it was at before the accident, and they're demanding $550 a month for each in compensation. >> translator: i'm from sorksma city. people from my community are scattered here and there. the main thing we want is to get back to normal. >> theie evacuees say the class action is the first of its kind. >> translator: this cas
's second largest economy is on the move. officials in schuylkill city are adding equipment so they can raise levels and warn residents. air pollution in beijing and other parts of china remains a health concern. industrial emissions have been pumping something known as fine particularate matter into the air. these tiny particles can cause asthma and bronchitis. their amount in the china capital is 20 times higher than in tokyo. residents of schuylkill city have voiced concern about the health risks. the city already has six commanding posts. they plan to set up three more in different locations. they plan to help fix it when they learn standards. they will warn residents when levels exceed safety limits. schuylkill residents say they are the first in japan to start forecasting air pollution forced by circumstances coming from japan to china. a decision to designate the japanese eel an endangererred species plans to take away one of the main meals. the eel is in sharp decline. it has dropped over 50% in the past ten years. experts blame overfishing and water pollution. that's why the en
of the major city. they found a crate nearby. people in other locations have found what they say are pieces of the meteorite. scientists say the object may weigh about 10 tons. >> the small asteroid enters the earth's atmosphere and started burning. it looked like a bright fireball in the sky. the meteor fell faster than the speed of sound, and we believe the shock wave is what shattered the windows. with this kind of size, it's very difficult to detect until it actually hits the earth. it's fair to say this event was completely unforeseen. >>> the central bank chiefs of the g20 nations agreed they should not compete to devalue their currencies. the officials reached the agreement in the first two days of talks in moscow. they discussed the impact of efforts made by leaders of industrialized nations to cut interest rates and boost money supply. leaders of imagined economies say they think leaders of industrialized nations are trying to manipulate exchange rates, thus boosting exports. the chiefs agreed they should not compete to devalue their currencies. japan's finest minister said the off
to an investigation into money laundering in vatican city. in addition, a court convicted his former butler last year of stealing and leaking classified documents that alleged corruption in the vatican. the pope pardoned him over christmas. it's rare for a pope to resign. they usually die in the job. top members of the catholic church will now start planning their conclave. the meeting they hold to choose a successor. >>> u.s. and south korean marines have given reporters a glimpse of their first joint winter drills. the marines started training together last week in the south korean mountain town of pyeongchang. they're improving their combat skills. about 400 marines practiced in a temperature of minus 10 degrees celsius. they shot at targets while skiing down a mountain and rappelled down a cliff with guns in their hands. the marines regularly train together. they say they want to be ready to deal with any attack from north korea. they've never drilled together in winter before. south korean leaders believe training in the harsh environment will help them work more closely together. the exercises
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